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the damage from a devastating fire in berkeley is still visible. but there are several efforts underway to bring business and shoppers back to this area. we'll tell you about it. >> barry bonds learns his sentence for obstruction of justice. the next stem for the home run king. and a deadly face-off between protestors and soldiers as tensions continue to boil over in egypt. good morning.
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welcome to mornings on 2. it's saturday, december 17th. >> good morning. let's check in with rosemary for our first look at your weekend forecast. >> good morning to you! another patchy, frosty start out there as well as a little fog and we're cold once again, although we're looking at some light winds in the hills. those will continue to decrease into the afternoon, but some areas like napa sitting in the 40s, where santa rosa you're calm and sitting in the 30s. we do expect a cool to mild day with mostly sunny skies and our extended forecast looking dry. coming up, whether or not we expect any rain between now and the big holiday and what you can expect for the afternoon. back to you. >> a fire shut town a busy part of berkeley for days, prompting ace disaster declaration from the state. it's all finally back open and today the mayor is asking people to head on down to do some shopping. allie rasmus is live now from telegraph avenue with the holiday street fair. and what people can expect.
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good morning,alee. >> reporter: good morning. people can expect to see arts and crafts, booths, up and down telegraph avenue. we have seen some people just come up and start to set up. you can see vanover there with the tent set up with looks like selling some shirts, t-shirts over there, and then on this corner they have what appears to be a food stand they're going to be setting up. you see a lot of fruits and vegetables and stove or refrigerated -- there. this is all because of the annual telegraph avenue street fair. they do this every year for the holidays. but the merchants association hopes all the foot traffic will lead to an increased sales in some of their brick and mortar stores. this is part of the reason why some of the -- they've had some problems here. some of the stores in this stretch have been hurting since the fire destroyed the 96-year- old sequoia building on the corner of telegraph and hayes. the fire on november 18th made the building completely unstable, and it took about three weeks for work crews to tear it down while that demolition work was going on. this stretch of telegraph was closed to vehicle traffic and
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restricted pedestrian traffic. the telegraph avenue merchants association reports during that time, the demolition process, some businesses reported a 60% drop in sales. some of those stores are getting help in the form of government disaster relief, loans, but the hope is with the holidays just a week away, some shoppers who support this area will come here to do their shopping, especially with all the extra vendors who will be set up, up and down on the street. the telegraph avenue street fair starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 6 tonight. it also goes on tomorrow and ice going on next weekend as well, all the way up until 6 p.m. on christmas eve. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. a federal grand jury has indicted a former sheriff's deputy. 48-year-old steven faces four felony counts in connection with an alleged dui arrest scheme. prosecutors say a private investigator was hired to go after men involved in a divorce battle and he allegedly paid
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the man to pay the men over in the hopes a criminal record would hurt their custody cases. he is already facing state charges from two cases in danville last january. as he awaits his appeal, barry bonds is a free man this morning in what prosecutors call an almost laughable sentence, the former giants star received 30 days house arrest and two years prohibition, plugs a $4,000 fine and 250 hours of community service. [cheering] some fans cheered as he left courthouse. he thanked the fans and left without speaking to the photographers. prosecution want prison time for his conviction but the judge said the sentence was consistent with other athletes convicted of similar crimes in the same balance balco investigation. the attorneys are appealing. >> we believe barry was wrongly convicted of a felony and intend to fight it on appeal and overcome the judgment so he
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can return to public life as a citizen, free of criminal conviction. >> when you're prosecuting you have the benefit of charging a number of counts and if you win on only one, you get to claim victory. >> the legal fight has taken more than eight years, could take another year and a half for the courts to rule on his appeal. some fans are relieved he won't go to prison but admit his reputation has been tarnished. >> his legacy has been diminished. he was accused of steroids, and he'll have to live with that. >> one of jurors said he thinks bonds on the off easy. bonds will be eligible for the hall of fame next year. sportswriters doubt he'll get in immediately but will be eventually inducted. a funeral service for a college football player from the bay area who died last week. 19-year-old fred thompson was a freshman at oregon state university and collapsed last
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week. the medical examiner says he died of enlarged heart. his funeral is set for 10:00 this morning on the football field of his alma mater, oakland tech high school. a woman murdered three years ago, 14 and family are hoping someone will remember what happened that night. last night a vigil was held where ashley's body was found. her family says she stopped at the tavern to watch a monday night football game in december of 2008. the next morning her body was found behind the bar. she had been raped and strangled. >> frustrates me every day. we have a good idea of when down, we can't prove who it went down with. >> police say they have had her eyes on one man from day one, but the rain the night of the crime washed away evidence and any chance of a dna match. a $50,000 reward is offered for any information that leads to an arrest. ktvu.com has details on a tip line and e-mail address set up
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for clues. just lock for the web links tab at. top of the homepage. tensions between egyptians and the military government continue to escalate. several hundred demonstrators gathered in cairo this morning and hurled rocks at soldiers. this is the second straight day of fighting. at least 8 people have died so far. activists are demanding an end to the military rule that began in february. more than 40 people died just last month. democrats and republicans struck a tentative agreement over tax cuts. but before a deal is reach, president obama had to sign a stopgap measure to avert a government shutdown. the 24-hour measure keeps the government operating on a $1 trillion spending bill. senate has scheduled four votes today. we want to take you live inside. there's capitol hill. that's what is happening right now. senators have passed the first measure about 20 minutes ago. and right now they are in the process of debatingth second
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bill. the legislation extends a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for two months. president obama wanted a one- year deal but lawmakers couldn't agree on enough spending cuts large enough to cover the two percentage points and tax cut for 160,000 workers. >> the republicans so adamant that they're willing to let the economy go downhill, in order they can make political points on president obama, or join with us and really doing things that we know will get the economy coming back up? >> keep in mind we'll take care of unemployment insurance, we'll take care of the -- and gives us time to really try to work this out in a way that it will be better. >> the compromise deal includes provisions to speed up work on a controversial keystone pipeline. the 1700 mile line would carry oil from western canada to texas. in his weekly address, president obama praised u.s. troops returning from iraq. >> we are all part of something
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bigger, that we are one nation and one people, and for all our challenges they remain us that there's nothing we can't do when we stick together. >> the president marked the end of the iraq war this week by meeting with service members on the fort bragg. the last troops will pull out of iraq by december 31st. he says the nation needs to enlist service members returning home in the rebuilding of the american economy. good morning to you! a quiet weather weekend. it's going to be dry and cool. breeze in some areas, and because of it some of us waking up a lot warmer than other spots. take a look at the state here. you can see southern california still seeing some rain out there. and even the san diego mountains picking up some snow in the last day or two. we've got a light breeze around sfo, san jose, fairfield, but notice it's coming in from the north and southeast. that offshore breeze blowing in a little bit of fog from areas
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in the valley where we're looking at dense fog. so if you're driving to the valley this morning, dense fog there, and again a little bit bleeding over into areas around concord, fairfield, napa, all reporting a little bit of fog there. the rest of us partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies, and our temperatures are cool. to napa seeing winds about 13 miles per hour, making a difference in the temperatures. take a look at what is going on. areas are right around santa rosa, looking at temperatures in the 30s. areas around napa seeing temperatures in the 40s. and again, that wind helps to steer out this cold air. doesn't allow us to sink to the bottom and stick. so 31 santa rosa, subfreezing and temperatures in your area. but with the brose it will feel cool outside. early morning shopping, concord, a cold one there. 34 in livermore. 39 degrees in hayward and 40s for areas around san francisco, oakland and we will continue with the mostly clear skies for today. air quality good to moderate. radar system to the south of
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us, and a ridge of high pressure overhead, that will continue to bring us the dry weather and the mild conditions. yesterday with winds in the hills, we had some nice warming in areas over the north bay. shouldn't be as warm but will be seasonal, upper 50s and low 60s for today. and the breeze anywhere from 5 to 10 miles per hour, 15 miles per hour for some broseier spots. 60 degrees novato for the afternoon. 61 expected petaluma. sausalito 60 degrees. it will be a nice day to be outdoors. 60 in oakland. 61 expected for danville. into the santa clara valley, 61 san jose, 60 santa clara. and 60 degrees the afternoon for saratoga. peninsula upper 50s, low 60s right around redwood city. 59 for today. 58 san mateo. 59 in the city. and a nice day to do some ice skating, extended forecast notice no rain in sight. we're looking at the first day
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of winter, arriving wednesday evening, so we can definitely use some rain as well as some snow. but for now, we're looking at just cool, dry weather. back to you. occupy protestors return to frank ogawa plaza but they're quickly arrested. why some activists say it's retaliation bay the city. >> and a humiliating experience at starbucks. >> and there's the 880 in oakland. traffic is fine there, but further in hayward the chp is responding to a rollover accident. it's by industrial parkway in the southbound direction of interstate 880. so keep an eye out for that if you're he'd engine that direction. time is 7:12. you're watching mornings on 2. [ screaming ] [ zapping ]
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live look at oakland estuary. beautiful start to the morning. it's a cold start once again. out sonoma county sheriff's office is looking into a stun gun incident that put a suspect in the office. deputies noticed the man running through traffic in santa rosa last night. they tried to subdue him but they fired a taser when that didn't work. >> deployed the taser, and i'm not sure -- if it was effective or hit him or anything yet. and after that point, a passing car just coming by as he jumped out in front of the car and gets hit. >> the man is now reportedly in critical condition. his identity has not been released. occupy concord plans a freedom rally today featuring anti-war activists cindy sheehan. it's welcoming the return of service members from iraq but protestors will also march against defense spending, which they say is leaving social services and public schools destitute. today's demonstration begins at
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noon. police say they know about the protest and are planning accordingly. demonstrators with the occupy oakland movement are as committed as ever. more than a dozen pro festers returned to frank ogawa plaza yesterday but police arrested several people, citing several others. officers confiscated their belongings including sleeping bags. >> there's some irritation about the action on monday, and the closure of the port and that this is some kind of attempt to kind of pay back or -- or make it harder for us. >> some of the protestors tried to set up a tent but officers removed it. meanwhile, the city is working on legislation to prevent future port shutdowns. the occupy wall street movement began three months ago today. demonstrators planned to mark the occasion with a rally at a church in lower manhattan. protestors first occupied the park on september 17th. when police cleared that area, demonstrators tried to take over a nearby lot and may
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attempt to occupy that same property today. a car dealership in oklahoma is facing a federal investigation for allegedly funding terrorism. yesterday federal agents raided the dealership, taking away documents and questioning workers. on thursday allegations sur that the dealership was part of a network selling cars and drugs and using the money to support terrorist attacks against the u.s. >> they're making big-time money, and the money is going right into weapons acquisition, terrorist training, recruiting, corruption, things needed to carry out terrorists acts across the world. >> agents say this is just one of 30 operates around the country set up to fund terrorism. cars are being shipped to several west african companies, then they're sold and the profit is given to hezbollah. some of the money comes back to the u.s. to buy more cars. a fresno area car dealership is set to reopen today after a huge fire yesterday afternoon the ford
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dealership. take a look a little those pictures. the plumes of black smoke were seen from miles away. it took firefighters about 30 minutes to control the flames. everyone inside escaped safely but the cause is under investigation. a busy section of a southern california freeway damaged by a tanker truck fire is expected to be fully reopened by midday today. repairs for the 60 or pomona freeway hit a snag yesterday with phone lines in asbestos. but the work should be completed by today. the freeway has been closed since wednesday. that's when a tanker truck crashed and caught fire, damaging the overpass. the cause of that accident is still under investigation. check your number campaign is launched to stop california drivers from wasting motor oil. officials say the long held belief that oil should be changed every 3,000 miles is no longer accurate. they say almost millions of gallons of oil are being wasted.
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that is bag of an improvement in oils and car engines have lengthered the oil change interval to 7500 miles to 10,000. drivers are being encouraged to follow the maintenance recommendations of their manufacturer. ups is going from brown to green. the parcel company is adding bicycles to its fleets of trucks. they can haul about 25 packages per trip. ups estimates for every 3 bikes in use the company will save around 17 gallons of fuel per day and $38,000 in vehicle maintenance. >> along with the fuel alternatives, along with the cash savings, there's also a great way of staying in shape. >> ups delivers nearly 26 million parcels a day during the holiday season. the company plans to use bicycles year round. amazon is trying to attract more online holiday shoppers with a special promotion. starting today they're offering free shipping for some of its most popular items. the discount only applies to one-day shipping. it runs through wednesday. a stockton man is doing
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starbucks after she was humiliated by a barista. she has a pros threat, leg and says she was in downtown stockton when her leg flipped and fell over. she hobbled into a nearby starbucks and asked to use the bathroom to fix her leg. she says the barista told herre she couldn't use it unless she bought something first. >> this case is not just about me, it's about people, about people treating -- it's about starbucks treating people fairly, and they didn't. >> starbucks has not comment opt the law but did release a statement. time is 7:20. it seems like they just can't get a break. the damage people in southern california are cleaning up this morning after another severe windstorm. >> outside this morning, little patchy fog and a chilly start for most. coming up when we expect the temperatures to improve, show you your lunchtime forecast
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another round of powerful winds caused more damage in southern california. gusts up to 70 miles an hour yesterday. look at that! luckily, nobody was injured. but crews did spend the day cleaning up the broken glass and metal debris. that wind also knocked out power for thousands of people and more windy weather is expected today, with warns in effect until 3 this afternoon. other pars every southern california looking more like hey winter wonderland. there's heavy snow in the mountains of san francisco county and the snowfall will continue through the weekend. schools let out early yesterday so many children got to enjoy a day of sledding. snow plus for are also business working to make the roads safer for drivers. a different scene in the sierra. kingvale, you can see the problem. little if any actual natural snow on the ground. but while this has been a relatively dry year, tahoe
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resorts are inviting gears and snowboarders to take strong of plentiful manmade snow. this is video from boreal. many resorts are open and have been blowing new snow consistently for weeks and a couple resorts opened for the season this weekend. >> always nice to have the real stuff! take the manmade if we can to get the real stuff but rosemary, any rain in the forecast? >> we are moisture starved! we're looking at dry weather for the weekend, and beyond. in fact, it looks looks through about christmas, dry, cool. we are dealing with a little bit of nothing morning, patchy frost as well, temperatures in the 30s for some of our valley spots, 30s and 40s around the bay. by about 10:00 or so, we begin to thaw out pretty good. mostly sunny skies, mid-40s to low 50s in the forecast by 10 a.m., and then for lunchtime, with plenty of sunshine, mid to upper 50s won't feel so bad. dress in layers if you're getting out early to do some shopping, because by the afternoon you won't need all that clothing.
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60 degrees expected oakland for the afternoon. 62 santa rosa. 63 in mountainview. 61 for san jose. upper 50s for the city as well as the coast. under mostly sunny skies, and a light wind. your extended forecast here, so the first i did of winter arriving on wednesday. and notice our temperatures don't really budge a lot. we look like we will be slightly warmer in the overnight hours outside of that our afternoon highs subtle changes and that's really about it. back to you. coming back from tragedy, months after people lost their lives in a shooting in an ihop, the doors again are open for business. today is one of the busiest shopping days leading up to the holidays. the special promotions some bay area cities are offering to get to your business.
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2. welcome back to morning on 2. hundreds of people showed up to say good-bye to a toddler victim of violence. ♪ a memorial service was held yesterday for hiram lawrence, jr. he was one every seven people wounded in a shooting during rookies of a music video. no arrests have been made yet. >> talk to the mother and father, uncles and everybody,
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they just don't want no more violins. >> the mayor was one of more than 20 speakers at the three hour service. hiram would have celebrated his second birthday just after christmas. we now know the identity of the gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a los angeles county office park. police say 48-year-old andre turner walked into the southern california edison building yesterday and opened fire. he shot and killed two people, and critically wounded two more, before committing suicide. survivors say he spared some coworkers while picking off others. officers are investigating whether the threat of layoffs set him off. the nevada ihop that a way scene a a deadly shoot something back open. the restaurant had been closed since september following the suit engine which a gunman killed four people then himself. the ihop opened again for business on thursday. members of the nevada national guard along with nevada governor were among those who attended. many say the reopening is part of the process of rebuilding
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that community. >> i think it's really important to remember and i think it's important to rebuild. >> you cannot forget to -- what happened here, but this is part of the healing process. and i think it is a extremely positive moment. >> three national guard members were killed inside the restaurant and one person was shot to death in the parking lot when the gunman opened fire. police say he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. san francisco police will hold a community meeting monday to discuss a fatal officer- involved shooting. this is cell phone video wednesday near bush street. police say a man opened fire on police after running from a traffic spot. officers returned fire, hitting the man in the torso. they died thursday night at the hospital. a fatal officer-involved shooting in san jose is now scrutinized by a police watchdog group. thursday night police stopped 24-year-old manuel fuentes for carrying an open container
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every beer. he tossed a handgun in a bedroom in this house. the gun was picked up by valente galindo. >> the officer shouted drop be gun, and the individual then raised the gun up towards the officer and at that point the officer did what he needed to do to protect himself. >> galindo died friday morning art the hospital. fuentes is in trouble for resisting arrest. this is the 8th officer- involved shooting this year in that city. this is a trend that needs to be closely examined. police made several arrests during raids on indoor growing operations. we want to show you a picture of one of places raided, in daly city. three people were arrested thursday and they're due in court next month. police say the raids targeted an asian network they've been watching several months. seven pounds every marijuana were seized. a melodies opinionsry is expected to close today. it is the state's oldest
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dispensary. federal officials say they've been threatening to confiscate the building unless the business shuts down. the dessens re is among dozens targeted by federal prosecutors. a marijuana dispensary in sacramento county is also out of business this morning. it marked the closing by giving away free pot. yesterday's giveaway was a way of saying thank you to clients and more than 100 people lined up to receive the parting gifts of one gram, about $10 worth of marijuana. many patients say it provides much-needed relief from there are ailments. >> i've been opened up, and i'm just -- this works for me rather than 10 medications. why not just one? >> magnolia wellness is several dispensaries closing in the state after the crackdown. concord police have arrested a teenager on suspicion of killing geese and ducks in local parks.
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police tell us they arrested a 17-year-old boy yesterday. he is held at contra costa juvenile hall. the police department is not releasing any other details but says the case is still under investigation. from october to dices, 24 ducks and goes were found shot to death with. and its or small bullets in newhall and pass parks. a nebraska farm is recalling more than 40,000 pounds every ground beef products every because of e.coli contamination. tyson fresh meats recalled chuck fine ground beef 8020. the meat has a freeze by date of november 13th. it was distribute in california and 15 other states. so far no illnesses have been reported. the recall of raw milk products from a fresno dairy has been lifted. yesterday the state's department of food and agriculture determined dairy melt sanitation requirements and is following state food regulations. the products were pulled on november 15th after five kids became sick with e.coli. the power is become on for
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people in people in santa cruz county. they had their smart meters replaced with analog meters because of health meters. pg&e cut the power to their homes. but after criticism from county supervisors, the power is back on without the use of any meter at all. a pay area judge has set a trial date for the lawsuit filed by residents affected by last year's deadly pipeline explosion. it is set for july 23rd, 2012. the judge also asked pg&e to clarify the admission of liability it made earlier this week. pg&e is expected to respond to the court's request next month. that's september 2010 blast killed eight people, injured 52 others, and destroyed 38 homes. people in dublin have a chance to voice their concerns about the alameda county bomb range being used for stunts. um remember last week a cannonball launched for mythbusters tv. that cannonball went off course and slammed no a home.
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no one was hurt but that left neighbors angry so the sheriff's office is sponsoring a community meeting at 11 this morning at the al mada county office of emergency services building. it's super-saturday and stores are dropping prices as christmas quickly approaches! yesterday we were at mall in san bruno where discounts up to 80% are enticing shopper. super-saturday is just another promotion to increase holiday sales. all designed to help people save money. >> i am picky about what i'm buying because the economy is sod bad that the prices are going up and down. >> earlier this week the national retail federation announced sales were expected to increase 3.8% from last year. many malls and shops are planning to stay open longer from now until christmas. officials in hayward are working hard to get the shop in that city. so the third year they're offering a special promotion. if you spend more than $150 in the city today or tomorrow, you
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can receive a special gift bag. the offer is good for the first 150 people to show their receipts at city hall on monday morning that that gift black include two free movie tickets are a gift card and gift card do other local restaurants. it's an early holiday gift for drivers in oakland as well. the city is offering free parking today and next saturday in an effort to boost shopping there. drivers will not have to feed the meters but they are going to have to stick to the parking time limits. the parking holidays will cost the city $125,000 but the city believes it will be absorbed by business revenues. berkeley's police and fire departments are teaming up with the marines to make this a great christmas for needy children. allie rasmus is live in berkeley now where a toy giveaway is just about to get underway. hi,alee. >> reporter: yes, berkeley police here behind us where you can see it a line of about 2 to 300 people standing out in front of the billing.
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this is where are year berkeley police and the fire department give out thousands of toys for the toys for tots program. some told us they were waiting in line to be among the first parents to pick out toys for their kids, as early as midnight and 1 a.m. this morning. but apparently, when we got here about 20 minutes ago, there was a dispute about who was in line first. we did hear some shouting and arguments in the here. no physical altercation fortunately, but now it's calmed down because about 10 minutes ago berkeley police started handing out tickets, numbered tickets, to the people who were waiting so that place in line didn't matter quite as much. that defused the situation. and i talked to police lieutenant about 10 minutes ago, he he is there's usually a long line, a big crowd gathered in front of the building before this toy drive starts of year. and sometimes he says things can get a little chaotic. but the lieutenant says they have plenty of toys to go around. last year they gave out 3,000 toys as part of their toys for tots program. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2
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news. a san francisco salvation army bell ringer has broken a world record and is still going. >> thank you, sir. merry christmas. >> last night he broke the previous record for continuous bell ring for charity. 36 hours! now he is trying to set a new record and is aiming for 48 hours of straight ringing. he hopes to hit that mark by 8:00 tonight when he plans to stop and attend his daughter's choir performance. he is one of 22 salvation army bell ringers attempting to set a new record. at last count there were 7. and still in the computation. good morning to you! patchy fog, patchy frost. once again as we start our saturday, we're looking at a dry weekend, temperatures not as warm as yesterday afternoon, but seasonal for this time of year. and we do have a light brose out there. we are looking a little little stronger brose around napa, 13 miles per hour. and it's really making the difference in your temperatures this morning. we'll talk about that in just a
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few moment. that easterly breeze in many areas allowing some fog to seep in from the central valley. we've got this going on this morning. so areas right around concord, napa, fairfield, all reporting some fog this morning. we will continue to been this off as we progress through the morning hours. our temperatures will begin to warm in the next hour or so. now that the sun is up. but right now, santa rosa you're chilling below freezing. 31 degrees. with the breeze outside your door, napa 42 degrees is what we're seeing there. 46 in the city. 42 for oakland. upper 30s concord as well as san jose. satellite radar here, ridge of high pressure over northern california and the storm that brought us just a little bit of rain earlier in the week is still over southern california bringing them a little rain and snow. that will finally push east on sunday, but we're right in between the two, and the flow is going to remain offshore so that easterly will be with us today.
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it's not going to be strong, just a light wind in the forecast for your afternoon. but we are going to remain without any rain and it looks like through about christmas we're going to be dry with only subtle changes in the forecast. low 60s in the forecast for the north bay today. 62 santa rosa. 60 degrees in novato. 60 san rafael. upper 50s stinton beach and coast today. 60s degrees in oakland. inland east bay upper 50s, low 60s as well. 61 in danville. 60 in expected livermore for the second half there. and into the santa clara valley, we're looking at 61, around san jose. 62 for gilroy. saratoga today upper 50s, low 60s for you. and how about woodside? 60 degrees. 57 expected for pacifica and dally city. and 59 degrees this afternoon in the city. your extended forecast, quiet and dry. good to moderate air quality in the forecast for today. temperatures remaining in the upper 50s, low 60s throughout
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wednesday. winter solstice, 9:30 in the evening wednesday night. temperatures sitting in the 30s in the overnight hours. if you're headed up to the sierra for the weekend, a wind advisory has been allowed to expire. we'll be updating your forecast coming up. there's a new mark zuckerberg in the world, the legal action one man is trying to avoid by changing his name. and the death toll continues to rise after flood waters sweep through the philippines. and let's take you outside now, there you can see sunshine. that's the 101 in san francisco. traffic moving smoothly. people still have their head lights on. time is 7:41. you're watching mornings on 2. e like champagne, and tastes great! martinelli's: since 1868.
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good morning to you! a live look from bay point there. you can see we've got some low clouds have rolled in from the central valley. th death toll continues to rise from flooding in the philippines. at least 436 people have died. a typhoon triggered flash floods in two coastal cities. most of the victims were sleeping last night when raging floodwaters tore through their home. some areas experienced 12 straight hours of rain. defense secretary leon panetta is making an historic trip to morning to libya. it's the first time a sitting defense secretary has been visited the country. his visit comes just after eight month civil war that toppled gaddafi gaddafi from power. he will meet were members of the transitional government. he also plans to visit the gravesite where 13 american families were killed when the u.s. ship exploded in 1804. there are two developments in morning between the iran and
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u.s. tehran says it waited to announce the capture of the american drone to specifically test u.s. reaction. iran says its armed forces intercepted the aircraft while washington says it went down due to mechanical problems and tehran says it arrested a person suspicion of spying for the u.s. they! they arrested the alleged spy. prisoners have more time before they see the inside of a death chamber. yesterday the judge says the department of corrections did not give enough consideration to alternatives to the three drug cocktail. they include a one drug injection cocktail used by states such as ohio and washington. >> creates a risk that the inmate will be suffering excruciating pain from the third drug. but unable to in any way express that pain because the second drug is a paralytic. >> yesterday's ruling will
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likely delay the state from carrying out the death penalty for another year at least. victims rights adds cats say the state is too concerned for the feeling every killers who feel no remorse. a gay rights group can now begin collecting signature future a repeal on same-sex marriage. the group is los angeles based love honor cherokeeish. supporters have until may to gather more than 800,000 signatures to qualify the signatures for next year's ballot. it would not require religion clergy to perform marriages that violate their rules. time is 7:46. the attorney for former illinois governor rod blagojevich is asking for a new trial and accusing a juror of misconduct. the filing says connie wilson and the foreman of the trial violated court rules. attorneys say wilson made multiple public appearances to discuss the trial earlier this year. they also say she used a questionnaire from a trial in one of those appearances. attorneys are asking for an emergency hearing to discuss
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the evidence against her. there is more fallout from the penn state sex abuse scandal. the judge ruled there's enough evidence to send two administrators to trial. they are accused of lying to a grant jury and failing to report the alleged abuses. coach mike mcqueary testified jed he saw jerry sandusky in a locker room shower with a young boy in 2002. he said he then told two administrators, as well as head coach joe paterno. >> you saw the inaction by a number of very supposedly important, responsible adults. >> neither have been charged in the case. sandusky faces 52 child molestation related charges. it could take more than a year before his trial even begins. some football fans are caught up with tim tebow main main was but two children have
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been suspended for tebowing. >> i just don't think we did anything that warranted a suspicion. >> i'm not upset and if the suspensions stand, they'll take it like men. they're men. and it's just something that i'm truly a little bit amazed that it's got to this point. >> the principal says the tebowing blocked traffic in the hallways and caused a safety hazard. israeli prep road some is now mark zuckerberg. he says he legally changed his name to get facebook to back down from threats of legal action against him. he says a facebook pleasure pressed him to close his online business like store. it promises to enhance a company's online reputation by offering facebook users free content if they like the page. they say it violates its terps of use. today sony started selling
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his hand-held station in japan. they believe it will be the dominant portable game player it. will be available in north m in february. with this eight months away until the america's cup, some environmentalists want to drop the anchor on the whole thing. construction for the cup is set to begin as early as monday on san francisco's pier 27. but activists are threatening to occupy the bay. some will shut can't race over failure to address concerns at the park. they say concerns over the effects of large crowds have also been ignored. >> it's not quite there yet. it's not quite ready for prime time. and yet they're marking it stamped approved. >> despite threats from activists, the mayor says the event is moving forward. he says the race could bring in about a billion dollars in revenue, but activists are urging the city to slow down and take the proper steps. construction of new eastern span of the bay bridge takes another step forward next week. crews are scheduled to start
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putting in cage for the suspension span. that first strand should be put in place on monday. the strands will ultimately make up one massive cable to help support the new bridge. when complete, cable will be almost a mile long and will weigh more than 10 million pounds. the first lady gets out on a date. the special invitation she got 50 a marine and how she responded. >> we slept our temperatures sank back into the 30s and some cases and this morning we're waking up with a little bit of happy fog and we'll lock at what you can expect for your neighborhood coming up. ♪
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stanford university is withdrawing its build to build a science and engineering school in new york. officials say they can't come to terms with new york officials. stop ford was one of several finists in competition to build the campus on roosevelt island. a walnut creek woman hopes
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landlords and management companies will show compaction this season. 51-year-old donna is a single mom who moved into the carmel house apartments two years ago. she says she lost her job two months ago and couldn't pay the $1,350 rent per month that was due on december 1, then received an eviction notice. >> please be advised your file will go to the attorney on tuesday, december 20th. how you can put a single mother in the streets before christmas? >> the property manager says the texas management company is starting the eviction process even though it's the first time the tenant has been late on her rent. but the manager e-mailed this response. there's a happy end. she just found a job and her employer agreed to give her an advance to pay the rent and avoid eviction. there's word blues singer etta james is terminally ill.
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her doctor says her leukemia is in cureable. the 73-year-old also has kidney failure. she is best known for her songs, at least, and tell mama. a doctor has been caring for her at her home since march of 2010. today items from michael jackson's final home will be sold at auction. the exhibit will be free and open to the public. fans have been swarming to the auction site with flowers and notes to the singer's children. the auction is selling all the items. they were attempting to sell the headboard of the band where he died but that was removed at the request of the family. kobe bryant and his wife of 10 years are getting a divorce. she signed the papers on december 1 but news didn't leak out until yesterday. in the filing she asked for joint custody of the couple's two daughters. the couple married in 2001, two years later bryant was charged with sexually assaulting a woman who worked in a colorado resort. the charges were dropped, but
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he did admit adultery. a college choir is helping bring holiday clear to travelers. the choir sang christmas carols yesterday at los angeles international airport. the airport hired the 90 person choir to mix among the passengers. a family in ohio in the holiday spirit. take a look at their home. they have covered it with some 80,000 lights. just with every inch of the house is covered. the tradition started a decade ago. >> all my friends are like, your dad is so crazy! >> 80,000 lights. just over 800 strands of lights. take about a month and a half to get it done. about a $2,000 direct bill. >> you heard right, there's a $2,000 electric bill. but local businesses have stepped forward to help defray the cost. a marine has asked his boss's wife out on a date. yesterday he asked first lady
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michelle obama to be his date to the next marine corps ball, which is in november. it happened while mrs. obama attended a toys for tots event in washington. he is heading back to afghanistan next month. he will be preparing the bodies of dead soldiers to be returned home. mrs. obama said she would love to taken the ball with him. all right. time it check in with rosemary. if it's not a bad day. >> no, it's mainly calm, and cold! we will see a nice turnaround now that the sun is up. watching the state of california, dry except for southern california where they continue with that rain and even some snow for the san diego mountains. meanwhile, here at home, we continue with the dry weather and it looks like it will stay that way for at least the next week or so. so if you're traveling to the mountains, for the weekend, the good news is you don't have to put on the chains. it's going to be an easy drive. mostly sunny skies, light
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winds, temperatures in the 40s in the afternoon and in the overnight hours, cold enough to generate that manmade snow. we even have some ski resorts opening up today along with many others. 60 degrees in novato for the afternoon today. 59 expected in the city. 60 degrees for oakland. upper 50s, low 60s for the inner east bay area. 61 expected san jose today. 59 los gatos and 61 for the afternoon in santa cruz. your extended forecast, mentioned it before, it's going to be a dry one with only subtle changes in the forecast for the next several days. back to you. if you want to see snow this weekend, you don't even have to leave the bay area. san francisco's civic center plaza will feature a snow park as part of the holiday celebrations. that park will be open today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. mayor ed lee and other officials will also be there to meet and talk with residents. remembering a young life cut short. friends and family are going to gather in oakland today for the funeral of a college football player who collapsed and died.
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and some busy saturday in the senate. the biggs they're trying to complete before the holidays.
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hundreds of parents waiting in line to pick out free toys for their children. we'll tell you why the scene here got a little chaotic this
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morning. >> barry bonds is sentenced to probation and house arrest for obstructing justice. why he is still considered a free man this morning. animal cruel any concord. police make an arrested in the shooting deaths every dozen of ducks and geese. and good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it's saturday, december 17th. it's going to be a cool day but no rain in sight. rosemary is here with a quick look at the forecast. >> good morning to you! your holiday shopping, don't need an umbrella. no trouble out there. we've got a mild forecast for you into the afternoon. this morning it is a patchy frosty start. a cold within. little fog as well future some inland areas. forecasted highs not as warm as yesterday, but still looking pretty good. we'll look at what you can expect for your neighborhood, coming up. hundreds of people are at the berkeley police department this morning, to get toys for
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children who might not have had any in christmas. it's part of the toys for tots program. and allie rasmus is live in berkeley now where people were lined up eight hours ago. >> reporter: that's right, claudine police estimate from two to three hundred people were lined up outside. we're just seeing the first people being let into the lobby. there's about 300 people here, are some waiting here since 1 a.m. this morning. this toy giveaway is for families who pre-registered with the city of berkeley so you can't just show up. police again just started letting people into the building, 8:00 is when the first parents get to go in and pick out two free toys for theirs kids. this morning around 6:00. it's a big group of people here it's cold, a lot of people are bundled up. some are out here with blankets. things were a little hectic bus apparently there was some sort of dispute over who was in line first. when we did hear arguments and shouting, nothing physical, but berkeley police later came out
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to hand outnumbered tickets so a place in line didn't matter as much, and that defused the situation. >> everybody gets something. so free toys! i'm thinking the first one in line, they want to get the toys and get up out of here. >> when i talked to a police lieutenant here, it was also here les year and this is vidro from last year. that lieutenant explained that it gets tense yet a little hectic this time of year for this toy drive every year. but there are plenty of toys to go around. last year they gave out 3,000 toys as part of their toy drive. so he says this there shouldn't be any problem with the people who have been waiting in line. everyone will goat two free toys. this is for something that families had to pre-register for, so you can't just show up here at this point. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. labor activists in santa clara county say they need thousands of toys for their
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holiday party tomorrow. working partnerships u.s.a. has collected a few thousand toys but say they have 9,000 kids coming to tomorrow's party. so they are going to be collecting toys today at the santa clara valley labor center on almaden expressway between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. as he awaits appeal, barry bonds is a free man this morning. in what prosecutors call an almost laughable sentence, the former giants received 30 days house arrest, two years prohibition, a $4,000 fine and 250 hours of community service. [cheering] cheered as bonds left the courthouse. he thanked a fan and left without speak to be the reporters and photographers. prosecution wanted prison time for his conviction on obstruction of justice. the judge said the sentence was consistent with other athletes' convicted of similar crimes. the attorneys are appealing the conviction. >> we absolutely believe that barry was wrongly convicted of
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a felony offense. we intend to fight it on appeal and overcome that judgment so he can return to public life as a citizen free of criminal conviction. >> when you're prosecutor you have the benefit of charging a number of counts and if you win on only one, you get to claim victory. >> bonds' fight has taken more than 8 years and could take another year and a half for the appeal. some giants fans are relieved he won't go to prison but admit his reputation has been tarnished. >> he'll always be -- that he was accused of steroids, and he'll have to live with that. >> one juror believes bonds out off easy. he will be eligible for baseball's hall of fame next year. sportswriters doubt he'll gwinnett immediately but will be eventually inducted. a funeral service set this morning for a college football player from the bay area who died last week. 19-year-old fred thompson was a
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freshman at oregon state university and collapseeses during a basketball game last week and oregon's medical examiner said he died of an enlarge heart. his funeral is set for 10:00 this morning on the football field of oakland tech high school. concord police have arrested a teenager on suspicion of killing geese and ducks. police arrested a 17-year-old boy yesterday. he is held juvenile hall. police department is not releasing any details but say the case is still under investigation. from october to december, 24 ducks and geese were found shot to death in new hall and willow pass parks. as family gathers to remember a murdered three years arc, they are hoping someone else will remember what happened that night. last night a vigil where the woman's body was found. her family says she stopped at the tavern to watch a monday night football game, back in december of 2008. the next morning her body was
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found behind the bar, she was raped and strangled. >> frustrates me every day. we have a good idea of what went down. we can't prove who it went down with. >> police stay they have had their eyes on one man from day one but rain the night of the crime washed away evidence and any chance of a dna match. a $50,000 reward is offered for information that leads to an arrest. ktvu.com has details set up to get clues in the investigation. just look for web links at the top of our homepage. a federal grand jury indicted a former sheriff's deputy. 48-year-old deputy faces four felony counts in connection with an alleged dui arrest scheme. a private investigator was hired to go after men involved in divorce cases. the man has state charges stem from two cases if danville last
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january. after weeks of bickering, democrats and republicans have struck an agreement over tax cuts. but before a deal could be reached, president obama had to sign a stopgap measure to averted a government shutdown. that 24 hour measure set the government operating at the president awaited senate action on a $1 trillion spending gill. they talked about what happens this morning. the senate passed a bill within the last five minutes. compromise legislation extends a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for two months. president obama wanted a one year deal but lawmakers couldn't agree on enough cuts, large enough to cover the two percentage point social security tax for 160,000 workers. the republicans so adamant that they're willing to let the economy go downhill, in order that they can make political points on president obama or will they join with us and really doing things that we know will get the economy coming back up? >> peace of mind. we'll take care of unemployment insurance, take care of -- the
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dot sick, only two months but gives us time to work this out in a way that will be better. >> the one trillion dollar budget bill now goes to the president's desk for his signature. the compromise deal includes provisions to speed up work on the pipeline carrying oil from western canada to texas. a busy section of a southern california freeway damaged by a tanker truck fire is expected to fully reopen today. the repair on the 60 freeway hit a snag yesterday when crews discovered phone lines in asbestos. the caltrans says the work should be completed today. freeway has been closer since wednesday after a tanker truck caught fire damaged the overpass. cause of the accident is still under investigation. people in dublin have a chance to voice their concerns about the alameda county bomb range used for stunts. last week a cannonball launched from the range for the tv show slammed into a house.
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nobody was hurt but that ordeal left neighbors angry. the sheriff's office is sponsoring a community meeting set for 11 this morning. good morning to you! waking up with a big chill once again. some of us dealing with patchy frosted, some dealing with little fog and it's thickened up in the last hour. take a look. we have calm conditions out there in most cases and an area right around the north bay valley napa at the airport. that wind has been blowing pretty steady for most of the morning. and because of it, a whole 10 degrees warmer than areas like santa rosa where we are calm. we've got valley fog. central valley fog with this easterly breeze. so areas right around concord, reporting dense fog. fairfield reporting dense fog. that means down to about a quarter mile if you do have to drive early in and around i-80, perhaps throughout delta you may have a little trouble
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there. napa reporting fog as well as livermore. but it looks to be at its thickest around fairfield, concord, perhaps antioch dealing with some of that as well. we will continue to watch this burn off this morning. and our temperatures will now continue to warm. whether you know it, we're got that rapid warm-up between now and noontime. we'll be feeling pretty good by 10 or 11 in the afternoon upper 50s, low 60s. look at what is happening right now. 30 in santa rosa. 41 in napa. but with that breeze you saw closer to 35 degrees. got to consider the wind-chill factor. 30 degrees for fairfield. 37 in concord. low 30s in livermore. 39 san jose. mid-40s around san francisco, oakland, berkeley sitting in the upper 30s low 40s. satellite radar, ridge of high pressure over northern california. see the way it just scoots the storm track north of us? north of seattle now. we have low pressure circulating over southern california. that will continue to push off to the east to during the weekend if you are traveling to southern california, the only
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area dealing with a little bit of snow right new in the state of california, areas right around san diego. the mountains, weather winter weather watch and through perha our weekend forecast going to be dry, mostly sunny, seasonal temperatures, light winds for today. not as warm as yesterday. but still feeling pretty good. 61 petaluma today. 60 degrees expected sausalito. upper 50s, low 60s alameda. oakland, walnut creek 60 for you. 60 degrees expected san jose today as well as morgue an hill. 59 degrees cupertino. 59 san bruno. 59 this afternoon in the city. extend forecast, not a lot of change. temperatures in the overnight hours will begin to warm slightly. we'll still sit in the 30s. and our afternoon highs, low 60s, partly cloudy skies, winter arrives wednesday night. back to you. there's another mark zuckerberg in the world. why a man change his name.
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the illegal acts accused of doing. and suing starbucks, the claims a woman is making against the coffee chain. and let's take you outside now. golden gate bridge sun is shining, things are very clear. chp saying over on the carquinez brimming it's a different story, heavy fog with visibility down to 200 feet. so keep an eye out for that. time now it 8:11. are you watching mornings on 2. ok, you guys wanted a space for entertaining your friends,
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for most of us although you can see from that shot, low clouds and patchy dense fog around the delta and the inland east bay. it took more than three dozen firefighters to contain this huge blaze. a fire broke out at clovis car dealership yesterday, senn, plumes of black smoke into the sky. there are reports of workers where when it ignited and spread to other shrieks. officials shut down a portion of the nearby freeway, tying up traffic during the evening commute but no one was hurt. this sheriff's office is looking to a stun gun incident that put a suspect in the hospital. deputies noticed a man running through traffic in santa rosa last night. he tried to subdue him but when that didn't work they fired a taser. the suspect ended up if front of a car and was hit and now in critical condition. his eye dent not released. the occupy wall street movement gun three months ago today. and in an hour demonstrators plan to mark that occasion with
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a rally at i church owned lot in lower manhattan. they first occupied the park on september 17th. police cleared the area and demonstrators went another lot. they're hinting they will try to occupy that same lot today. occupy concord plans a freedom rally today featuring anti-war activists cindy sheehan, welcoming the rush of service members from iraq but occupy protestors will also march against defense spending, which they say is leaving social services and schools destitute. today's demonstration begins at noon. police know about the protest and say they're planning accordingly. demonstrators were the occupy oakland movement say they're committed as ever. more than a dozen returned to frank ogawa plaza yesterday but police moved in a arrested several people, citing several others. they confiscated their belonging, including a table and sleeping bags. >> i suspect there's some
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irritation about the action on monday, and the closure of the port and this is some kind of attempt to kind of pay back or make it harder for us. >> some of the protestors tried to set up a tent but officers removed it. meanwhile, the city is working on legislation to try to prevent future work shutdowns. president obama praised u.s. troops returning from iraq. >> we are all part of something bigger, that we are one nation, and one people. and for all our challenges, they remain us that there's nothing we can't do when we stick together. >> the president marked the end of the war this week by meeting with service members at for the bragg. the last american troops will pull out of iraq by december 31st. he says the nation needs to enlist in the rebuilding of the american economy. a car dealership is facing a federal investigation for allegedly funding terrorism. yesterday federal agents raided the dealership, taking away
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documents and questioning workers. on thursday, allegations surfaced the dealership was part of a network selling cars and drugs and using the money to support terrorist attacks against the u.s. >> they're making big-time money. and the money is going right into weapons acquisitions, terrorist training, recruiting, corruption. things needed to carry out terrorist action across the world. >> agents say the dealership is just within 30 operations around the country set up to fund terrorism. cars are shipped to several west african countries, then sole in the process of giving to hezbollah. some of that money does come back to the u.s. to buy more cars. a stockton woman is suing starbucks after she says she was humiliated. she has a prosthetic leg and was in downtown stockton when he leg slipped and he fell over. she hobble no a starbucks and asked to fix the bathroom to fix her leg. she says the woman said she couldn't use the bathroom
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unless she bought somethingers. >> it's not just about me, it's about people, about people -- it's about starbucks treating people fairly and they didn't. >> starbucks is not commented on the lawsuit but did release a statement. and israeli entrepreneur named few easy is now mark zuckerberg. he says he legally changed his name to get facebook to back down from threats of legal action against him. he says a facebook lawyer pressed him to close his online business like store. it promises to enhance a company's online reputation by offering facebook users free content if they like the company's page. facebook says this violates its terms every use. a san francisco salvation bell ringer has broken a word record and he's still going. last night he surpassed the
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previous record of 36 hours for continuous bell ring for charity. now he is trying it set a new record and is aiming for 48 hours of ringing, 9:00 this morning. he was one of 22 salvation army bell ringers across the nation attempting to set that new record. last count he's among 7 people still in the competition. santa is going to have a special escort when he makes a holiday toy run to the san mateo medical center today. the golden gate harley owners group will escort santa on their motorcycle and deliver thousands of gifts to children at the medical center. a new way to deliver christmas packages. how some ups drivers are saving money and the environment. >> mostly calm conditions and very cold out there this morning. coming up in just a few minutes, when we expect our temperatures to rebound and what you can expect for the afternoon. the droid razr by motorola.
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a utah woman is now in intensive care after being hit and trapped by a bus. the 24-year-old was hit on monday near salt lake city after the collision she became stuck under the bus. a police officer who responded to crawled under the bus to hold herre hand until rescue crews arrived. both of her legs were broken in that accident. powerful winds in southern california. gusts up to 70 miles per hour brought down a huge stein on top of two cars in santa ana yesterday. no one was hurt. crews spent the day cleaning up
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broken glass. the wind also knocked out power to thousands of people. more windy weather is expected dodd with warnings until this afternoon. other parts of southern california looking more like a winter wonderland. there's heavy snow? the mountains of san diego county. schools let out early so many children get to enjoy a day of sledding and snowball fights. if you want see snow here, you don't have to go outside the bay area. san francisco civic center plaza will feature a snow park as part of the holiday celebrations. that park is going to be open today, and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. >> that's a lot of fun. perfect weather this weekend to do that. >> it's going to be dry. so we won't have any rain so melt that snow. it is a cold start out there this morning. are you going to be doing holiday shopping? bring along the jacket but dress in layers because now and noontime eel we'll see big improvements. 30s in valley. around the bay area, san
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francisco, oakland parts of the east bay closer to the water sitting in the low 40s. mostly sunny skies by 10:00 or so, mid-40s to low 50s. so it becomes more bearable. then in time for noon, lunch hour, mid to upper 50s with mostly sunny skies, not too band. you will need a light jacket but overall temperatures are very seasonal for this time of year. 60 degrees in oakland. 63 mountainview with light rinds and sunny skies. cool to mild is what we do expect through the weekend. take a look there. low 60s in the forecast, the weekend and beyond, no rain in the forecast or snow for the mountains. we definitely could use it. but not seeing it. it looks like about christmas kay we could remain dry. back to you. ups is going from brown to green. the company is adding bicycles to its fleet of trucks. they can haul about 25 packages per trip. but ups says for every three bikes in usual, the company will save about 17 gallons of fuel per day and $38,000 in
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vehicle maintenance. >> along with the fuel alternatives, along with the cash savings, there's also a great way of staying in shape. >> ups delivers nearly 26,000 parcels a day during the holiday season. amazon is trying to attract more online shopers with a special promotion. starting today the website is offering free shipping for some of its most popular items. the discount only applies to one day shipping and that will run through wednesday. it's a final saturday before christmas eve and that means malls and shops will be busy, the special promotions you can take advantage of as you do your holiday shopping. and it's a special day for some berkeley families as they receive christmas presents from the toys for tots program.
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a long line outside the berkeley police department where officers expect to give out thousands of toys. welcome back to mornings on 2. some people lined up hours to go to be among the first to choose toys for their children. and that caused some problems this morning. allie rasmus is live in berkeley. >> reporter: things were a little chaotic this morning, there was a group of 250 people waiting outside the police department, there's still a large group of people here. they're being very careful about how many people they let inside to pick out thighs toys. we just got our first look inside the toy room that is located inside the berkeley police department. and it looks like a toys-r-us in there. there's thousands of toys in the room. some parents got in line as early as 1 a.m. this morning so they could be first to pick out toys for thinks kids. earlier this morning, in that
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line outside of the police station there were a few arguments about who was in line first. no physical altercation and police defused the situation when they started handing outnumbered tickets. one mother explained how much this toy drive helps her family. [speaking in spanish] >> there isn't money for toys so she was gritful for the toy drive. you can see it there's a group of about 100 people waiting outside the berkeley police department. we have seen some parents walking out with big plastic bags filled with toys. lot of people have toys. each child and family gets two free toys. however, all of this is for families who have already pre- registered so you can't just show up here unfortunately at this point and expect to pick
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out toys. but police tell me that they have a lot of toys to go around. last year they give out 3,000 toys as part of the toys for tots program. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news defense secretary leon panetta making an historic trip to libya, the first time a sitting defense secretary has visited that country. his visit comes just after an 8- month several war that toppled moammar gaddafi from power. tonight he is meeting with members of the government. he also plans to visit the gravesites of 13 american sailors who died when their ship explode indeed 1804. about 90 minutes ago a hearing began in the case against a soldier blamed for the largest leak of classified material in history. the hearing will decide whether he should be court-martialed. last night a appeals court rejected the defendants request to replace the presiding officer. man something charge with supplying confidential documents the wikileaks website
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about military operations in iran and afghanistan. in iraq and afghanistan. today is also his 24th birthday. hundreds of people turned out to say good-bye to to a 23- month-old victim of gun violence. a memorial service was held yesterday for hiram lawrence, jr. it been with a horse drawn carriage tearing his body to a church in eke lan. hess one of seven people wounded in a shooting during a production of a music video. no arrests have been made. >> talk to the mother, talking to the father, uncles and everybody, they just don't want no more violence. want the violence to stop right now. >> oakland mayor jean quan was one of the speakers at the service. hiram would have celebrated hi second birthday after christmas. we know the identity of the gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a los angeles county office park.
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police say 48-year-old andre turner walked into the southern california edison building yesterday and opened fire. he shot and killed two people and critically wounded two others before committing suicide. survivors say a he picked co,es officers are investigating whether the threat of layoffs sparked the shooting. police will hold a community meeting monday to discuss a fatal officer- involved shooting. police say a man open fire on police after running from a traffic stop. officers returned fire, hitting the man in the torso. he died thursday night at the hospital. monday's meeting is at 4 p.m. at the northern police station at fillmore and turk streets. a fatal officer involved shooting in san jose is now being scrutinized by a police watchdog group. thursday night police stopped 24-year-old manuel fuentes for carrying an open container of beer. police stay he ran into this house, and tossed a handgun into a bedroom. the gun was then picked up by
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47-year-old galindo. >> the officer gave him commands shouting to drop the gun, and the individual then raised the gun up to the officers, and the officer did what he needed to do to protect himself. >> galindo died early friday morning at the hospital. fuentes is in custody. this is the 8th officer- involved shooting this year. the watchdog group says this is a trend that needs to be closely examined. prisoners on season quinn continue a death on row have more time before they might see the inside of a new death chamber. yesterday a federal judge struck down the state's newly adopted lethal injection procedure. the judge says the department of corrections didn't give enough consideration to the three drug cocktail including a lethal injection used by states such as ohio and washington. >> it creates a risk that the inmate will be suffering excruciating pain from the third drug, but unable to express that pain because the
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second drug is a paralytic. >> yesterday's ruling will delay the state from carrying out the death penalty for at least another year. victims rights advocates say the state is too concerned about the feelings of killers who feel no remorse. a gay rights group can now collect signatures on same-sex marriage. the group is los angeles based love honor cherish and supporters have until may to collect the signatures. the initiative would not require religious clergy. voters passed proposition 8 in november of 2008. with eight months until the america's cup, some want to drop the anchor on the whole thing. construction begins monday on pier 27. but activists are threatening to occupy the bay. some will shut down the race over failure by the city to address concerns at aquatic park. they say concerns over the effects of large crowds have also been ignored. >> it's not quite there yet.
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it's not quite ready for prime time, and yet they're marking it stamped approved. >> despite threats from act visits, mayor lee says event is moving forward and the race could bring in a billion dollars of revenue. but activists are urging the city to slow down take the proper steps. it's super saturday. yesterday discounts to up to 80% were enticing shoppers. retailers say super saturday is just another pro information to increase holiday sales. others include black friday, cyber monday and free shipping friday. all designed to help people save money. >> i mean, i'm picky about when i'm buying because the economy is so bad that the prices are going up and down. >> the national retail federation announced sales were expected to increase 3.8% from last year, and malls and shops are staying open longer from
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now until christmas. berkly's mayor is inviting to you shop and support local merchants. it will graph and haze street is back open to traffic after it was closed in the wake of a large fire there last month. the building was so badly damaged, it was torn down. the state has issued a disaster declaration for the neighborhood to help renders, homeowners and businesses affected by the fire and subsequent street closures. officials in hayward want to you shop in that city, offering a special promotion. if you spend more than $150 in the city today or form tomorrow you get a special gift bag, god for the first 150 people who show receipts at city hall monday morning. it includes two free movie tickets, and gift cards. drivers in oakland are getting a early holiday guilty. free parking! the city is offering free parking today and next saturday to try to boost shopping. drivers won't have to feed the meters will you have to stick
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to the parking time limits. the parking holidays will cost the city $125,000, but the city believes that is going to be absorbed by business revenues. good morning to you! braving the cold outside this morning. temperatures sinking bag into the 30s in many cases, and napa starting out a lot warmer this morning. due to the wind in and around napa. we've got that easterly breeze right around concord, now reporting a light breeze. most of us are calm. that breeze in napa continued. easterly breeze taking this type of path has actually pushed some fog into the area coming in from the central valley. so through the delta and the carquinez strait, concordant yough, fairfield, areas right around napa reporting some fog and in some areas it's patchy and dense which makes it a little bit dangerous because you could be driving and completely clear conditions, and then you hit a wall of fog. so please take it easy in these areas for the next hour or so before it burns off and we all
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see mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. 30 degrees in santa rosa. but again a pronounced impact in napa that breeze has really kept your temperatures up this morning. 41 degrees, 10 degrees warmer than where we sat yesterday morning. 47 san francisco. low 40s in oakland. upper 30s in concord and san jose. few high clouds drifting on the back side of the ridge of high pressure. you can clearly see on the satellite radar. notice how it pushes that cloud and storm trek well north. north of even washington at this point. over southern california, still dealing with a little bit of rain and snow for the mountains there. are you going to so cal? you may have a little snow there in the mountains. san diego, even advisories for those driving above 5,000 feet. your forecast for here, we've got cold mornings, sunny, dry afternoons in store. take a look at the rain-free weather we've had so far. we saw just a little rain arrive hohn thursday, and we are looking at dry weather through the weekend and beyond.
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we could use it at this point. air quality remains good to moderate around the area. you can see from the north bay east bay, south bay, along the coastline for today. air quality not bad. upper 50s, low 60s in your forecast for the afternoon. 60 degrees expected in oakland. into san jose 61. 60 sunnyvale. 59 in the city. 60 degrees expected for palo alto. extended forecast, not going to see a lot of change. temperatures in the overnight hours do warm slightly. afternoon hires in the upper 50s, low 60s. partly cloudy skies, mostly sunny conditions winter arrives 9:30 in the evening for our area, and looks like we could remain dry through next weekend. we'll look at your sierra forecast coming up. an eviction notice right before christmas. why a woman was going to be forced out of her home before her new employer stepped in. and let's take you outside. there's the 101 in san jose. we talk about fog, no fog there this morning. traffic moving along just fine.
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good morning to you! san jose bundle up! another cold one. wide spread 30s and low 40s
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outside our doors. tension between egyptians and the military continue to escalate. several hundred demonstrateddors gathered in central cairo this morning and hurled rocks at soldiers. this is the second straight day of fighting. at least eight people have died, hacktivists are demanding an end to the military rule that began in february. more than 40 people dialed in clashes just last month. the death toll continues to rise from flooding in the philippines. the country's red cross now says at least 436 people have died. a typhoon triggered flash floods in two coastal cities, most of the victims were sleeping last night when raging floodwaters tore through their homes. some areas experienced 12 straight hours of rain. there are two new developments this morning between iran and the u.s. tehran says it waited to announce a recovery of the american drone to test u.s. reaction. it says its armed forces intercepted the aircraft, while washington says it went down to a me can cal problem.
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and they announced they arrested a person of suspicion of spying for the u.s. tehran claims it arrested the alleged spy when he crossed in from afghanistan. atlanta-based rapper slim duncan is dead. police say she was gunned down in atlanta music studio as he prepared to record a video. apparently slim mario hamilton was arguing with another person when they pulled the gun and shot him. he was taken to a local hospital where he later died. and police are now interviewing witnesses. they say at least 13 people were in that building when that shooting happened. there's more fallout from the penn state sex abuse scandal. a judge ruled there is enough evidence to send two administrators toe trial. tim curly and gary schultz are accused of little to a grand jury and failing to report the alleged abuses. coach mike mcqueary testified he saw jerry sandusky in a locker room shower with a boy in 2002. he said he told the two administrators and head coach
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joe paterno. >> you saw the inaction by a number of very supposedly important, responsible adults. >> neither have been charge in the case. sandusky is facing 52 child molestation related charges and could take a year to start the trial. the attorney for former illinois governor rod blagojevich is asking for a new trial and accusing a juror of misconduct. the foreman in the trial violated court rules. attorneys say wilson made multiple public appearances to discuss the trial earlier this year. they also say she used a questionnaire from one of trial in one of the appearances. attorneys are asking for an emergency hearing to discuss the evidence against wilson. a bay area judge is set a trial date for the lawsuit filed by san bruno residents affected by the dead long island pipeline explosion set for july 23rd of next year. the judge asked pg&e to clarify
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the admission of liability it made this week. pg&e is expected to respond next month. the september 2010 blast killed 8 people, injured 52 others, and destroyed 38 homes. the power is now become on for people in santa cruz county who removed their smart meters. five customers had their meters replaced with analog meters because of health concerns. they refused to center a smart meter reinstalled. but after criticism from county supervisors, the power is become on without the use of any meter at all. and a farm is recalling more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef products because of e.coli contamination. tyson fresh meats recalled 10- pound chunks of fine ground beef, 8020. the meat has a best day date of november 13th. it was distributed in california and 15 other stays. so far no illnesses reported. the recall of raw organic milk products from a fresno dairy has been lifted.
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yesterday the department determined the dara met sanitation requirements. it is also following state food regulations. the products were pulled on november 15th after five kids became sick with e.coli. police on the peninsula made several arrests during raids on indoor growing operations. this was the picture of one of the places raided in dally city. three people were arrested they're due in court next month. the raids targeted an asian network they were watching several months. several pounds of marijuana were seized at a valley of a quarter million dollars. a marin counsel melodies pensry is expected to close today. federal officials say they've been threatening to confiscate this building unless the business shuts down. it's among dozens statewide targeted by federal prosecutors because of their proximity to parks, schools, and other facilities used by children. a marijuana dispensary in sacramento county is also out of business this morning and it marks the closing by giving
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away free pot. employees say it was a way of saying thank you to clients. many clients received about one gramm of marijuana. many patients say it provides much-needed relief from their ailments. >> i've been opened up and i'm just -- this is works for me rather than 10 medications, why not just one? >> it's one every several dispensaries closing in the state after october's federal crackdown. its owner says he is actively working on legislation and a voter initiative in support of medical marijuana. walnut creek woman hopes lands lords and management companies are show compassion this season. 51-year-old donna moved into these apartments two year as and last her job two months ago, and couldn't pay the $1350 rent that was due on december 1. she says she then received an eviction notice. >> please be advised that your file will go to the attorney on tuesday, december 20th.
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how can you put a single mother in the streets before christmas? >> the property manager says the texas management company starting the eviction process even though it's the first time she's been late on her rent. but the regional manager e- mailed this response. but there's a happy ending. she just found a job and her employer agreed to give her an advance to pay the rent juppe a high school is throwing the penalty flag on tebowing. two students suspended for emulating tim tebow, where people drop to one knee and bow in prayer. students started it on the third day almost 30 others started suit. >> i don't think we did anything that warranted a suspense. >> i'm not upset and if the suspension stand they'll take it like men. they're men. and it's just something that i'm truly a really amazed that it's got to this point.
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>> the principal says it blocked the traffic in hallways and a disruption and a safety hazard. los angeles lakers star kobe bryant and his wife of 10 years are getting a divorce. she sign the papers on december 1 but the news didn't leak out until yesterday. she asking for joint custody of the two daughters. he was charged with sexually assault a woman who worked at a colorado resort. the charges were eventually dropped but he did admit adultery. if you live in the north bay and felt shaking, you didn't manning it. the 2.9 quake hit just after 8:30 this morning. and a house that goes out all for the holidays. what it takes to cover an entire home with christmas lights. >> outside dry, sunny skies for the weekend. coming up what you can expect this morning and as
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sony's hand-held video game system is now on sale in japan. the playstation as a touch- screen, wi-fi and gps, and sony believers and it will become the dominant game player, selling for $250. items from mostly from michael jackson's final home
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will be sold at auction today. the auction is responsible for the sale. the auction house was also hoping to sell the headboard the bed where jackson died but it was removed at the request of the family. a marine asked his boss's wife for a date. yesterday he asked first lady michelle obama to be his date to the marine corps ball next november. it happened while she was attending a toys for tots event in washington. he is heading back to afghanistan next month, preparing the body of dead soldiers for returned home. mrs. obama told she would be love to attend the ball with him, but she first needs to check with the commander in chief. a family in ohio certainly in the holiday spirit. take a look at their home. they've covered it with some 80,000 lights. just about every inch of the house, front and back, is covered. the tradition started a decade ago. >> all my friends are like, your dad is so crazy! >> 80,000 lights, just over 800
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strands of lights, takes about a month and a half to get it done. about a $2,000 electric bill. >> there's a $2,000 electric bill, but local businesses have stepped forward to help defray the costs. a college choir is helping bring holiday cheer to travelers. ♪ ♪ >> you are listening to the pacific choir singing christmas carols yesterday at los angeles international airport. the airport hired the 90 person choir to mix among passengers. maybe to make any delays little easier to take? >> we need them here! no all right. time to check in with rosemary one more time. >> yes, good morning to you! you're not going to need your umbrella. we do remain dry for that holiday shopping should be fairly easy and that's department. and if you have maybe some holiday lights, to put up, notion accuses. get out there and get it done. temperatures are still very cool especially in our valleys
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over the north bay where we sit in the low 30s. that cold heavier air just sinks to the bottom and has nowhere else to go until the sun comes along to warm us up. many of us in the 40s. areas right along san francisco and along the coastline this morning, oakland reporting low 40s, continue in time numbers by then most of us sitting in the mid to upper 50s. under mostly sunny skies and light winds. and feeling pretty good. and into the afternoon, upper 50s low 60s around the bay area means we're right where we should be for mid and late december. 60 degrees for novato. 60 san rafael. 59 expected in the city for the afternoon. 60 degrees in oakland. so it will be a nice day to be outdoors. we're looking at 61 for san jose, 63 in mountainview. 59 redwood city. always a good idea to bring that jacket along heading to the sierra? you don't center a snow to deal with on the roadways. no chains required and it will be mostly sunny. winds light. they are making snow, though. and ski resorts continue to
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open even a couple opening up this morning. extended forecast here, you can see little change, no rain in the forecast through wednesday perhaps even through next weekend. winter solstice arrives wednesday night. lots of great things to do, greaweather. so fantastic to get out and enjoy yourself! >> that's our report for this morning. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. join us for our next news cat cast at 6:00. we're always here for you ought ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. enjoy! >> have a great saturday, everyone!
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